The end of the school year is undoubtedly a time of intense work for all the teachers and education workers. It’s also pretty busy for me! And in combination with this blistering heat wave which has occurred in Poland during the past few days – I’ve become a totally ‘passive-vegetative’ individual. This state of affairs has successfully made my work on new texts much harder than usual. Oh, OK! You’re right! I’m just trying to make an ideal excuse for my temporary writer’s block!
One of the issues, which is quite important for me during holidays, is my figure. It has long been known that during warm and sunny days we show our bodies much more than we would like to. In my life I’ve experienced two episodes of significant weight loss, in each case I lost around 10 kg – without any bigger physical activity or introducing any strict diet. It’s true that two years ago, during my holidays, I decided to ‘run’ a little bit every morning and it was probably a factor which helped me regain my proper figure. The word run has been put in the quotation marks, as it didn’t have much to do with any professional running, I’d rather call it ‘semi-runnig’ on short distances, which provided my body with some extra physical activity and influenced me in a similar way to placebo. It’s also true, that at some point my organism lost too much body weight, and I was simply too skinny. Fortunately, nothing lasts forever, so I’ve slowly started putting on weight, which has probably influenced my appearance quite positively – however, with lack of regular dose of exercise, my body leaves much to be desired. There’s only one week till awaited summer holidays, so I hope to overcome these shortcomings pretty soon.
One of the reasons of my gaining weight – besides unlimited love for everything which is sweet – was a significant slowing down of digesting food by my organism. This state of affairs was caused by a few factors, but for sure the main one was related to the style and way of my work. That’s why, I started searching for some natural ways of enhancing my digestion, and as always the incredible Nun Mary has come to my rescue. Today, I’m going to present you a fast recipe for a delicious and simple in preparation digesion-boosting vegetable smoothie, which I have found in one of the books of my favourite culinary author, whose recipes I often present you on my blog.
For one portion:
- 3 carrots
- 1 big tomato
- 2 sprigs of dill or parsley
- 1/4 of a big celery root
- 1/5 of leek (the white part)
- 1/2 of lemon
- crushed ice
Clean carrots, celery root and leek. Wash the vegetables under running water and cut them into pieces. Blanch the tomato to remove its skin, then dice it. Rinse the dill or parsley, then dry it. Squeeze lemon juice. Blend the carrots first, then add tomato, celery root, leek and dill or parsley. At the end pour the lemon juice in and add some crushed ice. Blend everything together for a short while. When the smoothie is ready pour it into a glass and drink it at once. Bon Appetit!
See you around!
This and many more recipes you will find in the book titled ‘Zielone Koktajle Siostry Marii’.